• Horns disappointed with fourth-down efforts

    Fourth-down success eluded the Longhorns on both sides of the ball against West Virginia.
     
    On defense, Texas allowed Geno Smith and his offense to go 5-for-5 on fourth downs.
     
    On the other side of the ball, the Longhorns went one for three on fourth down conversions. In the first quarter, Ash had an incomplete pass to Mike Davis on fourth and four.
     
    “We had it,” said head coach Mack Brown. “We didn't complete it but we had two guys there that were open enough to catch the ball.”
     
    They went for it on 4th-and-13 in the third quarter, but the pass was incomplete for Davis. Brown made the decision to go for it on fourth down because of the rate that the West Virginia offense was getting yards.
  • Hopkins has talents on and off the field

    At 6-foot-4, 301 pounds Trey Hopkins is an imposing presence on the offensive line. But, he hasn’t always been.

    Hopkins was a member of his middle school band, and was more in tune on the basketball court than on the football field.

    In junior high, Hopkins played the clarinet in the band, but in ninth grade he eventually dropped out to focus on football, because people were enamored with his size.

    But, Hopkins’ love of music has never stopped and in the years following he’s taught himself to play multiple instruments.

    “In junior high I taught myself how to play the saxophone, and I’ve also worked on playing the piano and the guitar,” Hopkins said. “It’s just something I’ve always enjoyed, I have a passion for music.”

  • Mykkele Thompson passes Adrian Phillips on Texas depth chart

    Adrian Phillips is no longer Texas' starting strong safety. The Longhorns depth chart that was released on Monday had him behind sophomore Mykkele Thompson.

    Phillips, a junior, played cornerback in his first two years at Texas, but made a position switch to safety this offseason to replace four-year stater Blake Gideon. In the offseason, Phillips received rave reviews from the coaching staff and his teammates.

    But, Phillips has not lived up to expectations in his junior campaign. He’s missed multiple tackles and has been consistently beat in deep coverage. This is coming off of a game at Oklahoma State where he missed two tackles in the open field that led to touchdowns.

  • Longhorn Network to air Texas-Iowa State game

    The Longhorn Network will air Texas’ game against Iowa State on Nov. 10. Grande Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS remain the biggest providers the network.

    The network will exclusively televise the game. It will also be shown on six ABC affiliate stations in Iowa.

    Texas’ games against Wyoming and New Mexico were on the Longhorn Network earlier this season. Last season, the network had exclusive rights to Texas’ games against Rice and Kansas.